The purpose of this blog was to get me writing. In order for things to change, you must do something different, and practice long enough for it to stick as a habit.    For years I have wanted to be a writer, but never was able to follow through.  Writing is hard...really hard.. and I use(d)to spend all my time  researching and planning to write as a way to procrastinate from ACTUALLLY WRITING.  Do you feel me?

So, I thought I would share some of the fruits of my labors, here with you in hopes that you may find something useful to get you writing sooner rather than later.

Below are a list of books and tools that I have found to be helpful or entertaining.  Please note that some of these links are affiliate links, and I may make a small commission at no cost to you if you click on them.  Thanks for supporting this site.  

Books and Tools for Getting Organized/Motivated

  • Bullet Journaling.  I adopted this technique to help reduce the noise.  I love that it has a way to track short term and long term "to-dos" but you can also makes notes about what you accomplished.  It forces you to revisit your priorities often, and helps you see where to focus. I know there are apps out there that also do this, but I like the process of paper to pen.
  • Joanna Penn.  She is an everyday person who actually transitioned to a writer and is making great things happen.  She is so inspiring, and has published many tools to help with the writing process.
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.  A bit "heady" but if you want to know how to train your brain to do what you want, this is interesting.
  • Scott Adams Career Advice in this book.  Its not about what you achieve, but its about the process you do everyday to get there.  Not sure I totally buy it, but its an interesting perspective.